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The efficacy of treatments for borderline personality disorder

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice


Despite the different treatment options for people with borderline personality disorder, many professionals in mental health services continue to believe that...

Assessment and management of depression in primary care settings

30 December 2012

Nursing Older People


This article focuses on the assessment and management of depression in older people in primary care. Depression in older people is a common mental health problem....

Adopting a psychological approach to obesity

26 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In response to the growing challenge of obesity, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and South West Essex Primary Care Trust established a joint...

Meeting the needs of siblings of children with life-limiting illnesses

08 April 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Siblings of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses can face a number of challenges, yet this is a group that is often unacknowledged as needing...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

09 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become an important and useful framework in the care of patients with behaviours that challenge. However, there is a...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Positive behaviour support standards audit in an assessment and treatment unit for people with an intellectual disability

14 May 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Positive behaviour support (PBS) is a well-accepted, evidenced-based framework for person-centred care and support of people with an intellectual disability. In...

Psychological interventions in obsessive compulsive disorder

20 August 2014

Nursing Standard


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem associated with poor quality of life, impaired functioning and increased risk of suicide....